Monday, November 21, 2011

Ditching Plastic to See Beautiful

Here at See Beautiful we're committed to offering only eco-friendly products. We support eco-friendly endeavors. And when we came across BagsGag we were inspired by the teen environmentalist, Athman Adiseshan's, mission to help others ditch plastic bags and use eco-friendly reusable ones.

Below are some important facts shared on their website:
  • An estimated trillion plastic bags are consumed each year worldwide. Less than 1% of bags are recycled. Sadly, it costs more to recycle a bag than produce a new one.
  • Plastic bags are made of polyethylene. Polyethylene is a petroleum product. As polyethylene breaks down, toxic substances leach into soil and enter the food chain. It takes over 500 years for polyethylene bags to break down.
  • The production of plastic bags contributes to air pollution and energy consumption.
  • Plastic bags find their way into forests, ponds, rivers, lakes, and oceans resulting in the death of approximately 1 million birds and mammals each year. Animals often mistake the plastic bags for food.
We here at See Beautiful are inspired by Athman's commitment to fight this environmental crisis. He notes that "simple actions from others could fully eradicate this problem." And he's correct. It's simple to keep reusable bags in your car, purse, bike, or even pocket. You're making the world more beautiful by doing so.

To view their compelling video including stagarring statistics related to the use of plastic bags, click HERE.
To learn more about BagsGag, click HERE.
To sign the pledge to Ditch Plastic Bags, click HERE.
Are you looking for a tangible reminder to see beautiful, or know someone who needs one? Check out our See Beautiful products (and feel good knowing a portion of proceeds from every purchase is donated to charity. This month a portion of all proceeds will be donated to LitWorld). Click HERE.



  1. I love your blog and all of the beautiful posts! I wanted to tell you I have nominated you for an award. Please visit my blog for the details!
    ~ Diane

  2. You have such wonderful information over here!! I was so surprised that one of the ski vests I bought for my daughter for Christmas is made entirely of recycled plastic bottles!! They sell them at the ski store...Under Armour. Who knew?


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